Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad

America’s Cup 2013 season program announced

by America’s Cup on 2 Aug 2012
America’s Cup 2013 ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget © http://photo.americascup.com/
The program for the 2013 America’s Cup season in San Francisco will include up to 55 days of racing in the Louis Vuitton Cup, America’s Cup Finals and Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.

Four teams take up the challenge against Oracle Team USA, the defender.

With the passing of the challenge deadline at midnight on August 1, the team line-up for the Louis Vuitton Cup is set.

The challenging teams for the 34th America’s Cup are a formidable foursome and collectively as strong a group as any Defender has faced since the beginning of the multi-challenger era of the Cup in 1970.

Artemis Racing (SWE), Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL), Luna Rossa Challenge (ITA) and Team Korea (KOR) will battle each other in the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup Challenger Series, for the right to face Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup Finals.

'The four challengers who will take on the 34th America’s Cup are an imposing group,' said Regatta Director Iain Murray. 'They are talented, they know how to win, and they will be a threat to the defender.'

Running from July 4 through September 1, the Louis Vuitton Cup will provide two full months of racing on San Francisco Bay.

In parallel to the challenger series, Oracle Team USA will hold Defender Trials to strengthen its bid to defend the Cup. Jimmy Spithill, the skipper of Oracle Team USA when it won the Cup in 2010, will helm one of the boats, while Ben Ainslie, multiple Olympic Gold Medalist from the UK will helm the other. They will go head to head on the same racetrack and on the same days as the Louis Vuitton Cup challengers.

The America’s Cup Finals, with Oracle Team USA against the winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup, will run from September 7 to September 22 and features a new format with nearly twice as much racing. Previous Cup Finals have seen the teams race in a ‘first to five’ format, where the winning team needed to collect five victories. In 2013, there will be two races per day, with nine victories required to win the America’s Cup.

In between the Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup Finals the future stars of the sport will take to the water in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.

'The amount of racing we’re going to have on San Francisco Bay next summer is simply phenomenal,' said Stephen Barclay, the CEO of the 34th America’s Cup. 'The competition is going to be spectacular, the racing will be close, and spectators will be a part of the action with the shoreline along the city front literally making up one of the race course boundaries.'

The AC Village for the 2013 season will be at Piers 27-29 and is currently under construction.

The first Cup racing in San Francisco will take place later this month with the first event of the 2012-13 AC World Series from August 21-26, with up to 11 crews competing. The AC Village for August will be at Marina Green.
Barz Optics - Kids rangeT Clewring - GenericZhik ZKG 660x82

Related Articles

Last call! Counting down to a good time! - Register today
We are a week away from the start of the inaugural Camden Classics Cup and busy confirming numbers with our caterers We are a week away from the start of the inaugural Camden Classics Cup and busy confirming numbers with our caterers and libation suppliers. Meanwhile, the race committee is finalizing courses for a variety of possible conditions and making offerings to the weather deities. It is going to be a great time.
Posted today at 10:41 am
America’s Cup World Series - Home team sets the pace in Portsmouth
Friday at the LV America’s Cup World Series started in spectacular style with world famous Red Arrows wowing crowds 2016 America’s Cup World Series - Friday at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth started in spectacular style with the world famous Red Arrows wowing the crowds across Portsmouth’s seafront with an outstanding display of aerobatic skill.
Posted today at 7:19 am
LV America's Cup World Series - Home team advantage?
I feel like I should buy a lottery ticket. No offence locals of England, I believe we have had five sunny days in a row I feel like I should buy a lottery ticket. No offence locals of England, but I believe we have had five sunny summer days in a row, which meant for a little sea breeze this afternoon, and four practice races ahead of official racing tomorrow and Sunday. Could this be the first America's Cup World Series event where we see a full program of racing? Here's hoping!
Posted today at 6:53 am
Gladwell's Line - Does the America's Cup really need a Star Chamber?
The first meeting of the three-man America's Cup Arbitration Panel is believed to have taken place in London The first meeting of the three-man America's Cup Arbitration Panel is believed to have taken place in London in the past week or so. Officially the date hasn't been publicly announced. The venue hasn't been publicly named, and the parties have appeared before a Panel that is publicly nameless.
Posted today at 6:29 am
America’s Cup World Series - Practice race images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series 2016 - Practice race. Carlo Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series 2016 - Practice race.
Posted today at 6:03 am
Governor's Cup – Tough fight on Day 3
Racing began at noon with lighter winds and warmer weather with temperatures in the high 80’s. 2016 Governor's Cup - Racing began at noon with lighter winds and warmer weather with temperatures in the high 80’s. As the day went on, there were big swells. There was a warning that life guards were tracking a ten foot Great White Shark in the vicinity of the weather mark. However, it was not seen again throughout the day.
Posted today at 5:34 am
Teams gather for Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup
Sunday sees the start of racing at the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, where eight teams will be competing 2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Sunday sees the start of racing at the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, where eight teams will be competing in this the 13th edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial championship for three boat teams with Corinthian crews.
Posted today at 5:02 am
Transat Québec Saint-Malo - Gonzalo Botin (Tales II) takes Class40 win
Transat Québec Saint-Malo - Gonzalo Botin (Tales II) takes the Class40 win in Saint-Malo While it started on July 10 resembling a friendly Sunday regatta on the St. Lawrence River, the fleet racing in close contact, this ninth edition of the Transat Québec Saint-Malo presented in collaboration with the City of Lévis is drawing to a more dramatic close today as competition in the lead-up to the finish line remains fierce after many of the racers spent the night in the English Channel
Posted today at 4:33 am
Balboa Yacht Club’s 50th Gov Cup Finale will be held on Saturday
The highly anticipated four final flights of the second round robin began at noon on Friday with about five knots of win 2016 Governor's Cup - The highly anticipated four final flights of the second round robin began at noon on Friday with about five knots of wind and continued temperatures in the high 80’s. It did increase to about nine knots but by four o’clock that afternoon, the wind died so the teams were sent back to prepare for the reception at the club that evening.
Posted today at 12:55 am
One day left to decide medal winners at ORC World Championship 2016
The high pressure system that has brought warm sunny conditions to Denmark this week did the same again today The high pressure system that has brought warm sunny conditions to Denmark this week did the same again today, but this time so effectively that it was doubtful any wind would be sufficiently strong and stable enough to race.
Posted on 22 Jul